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I created a painting and poem pairing based on the mental effects of the COVID-19 continuing pandemic. These pieces represent staying grounded and balanced during the times of the pandemic and all forms of destruction that occurred over the past year. I wanted to create a piece that reflects humans dealing with destruction, especially from the coronavirus pandemic, its effects on the human mindset and outlook on life. I was inspired by artist Dhruvi Acharya when creating these pieces, aiming to create a depiction of my thoughts and feelings in a world of violence and discord.

The painting is made with watercolor and acrylic paints.

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Adjustment, Isolation, Change, Growth, Mental Health, Pandemic, Justice, Life, Future, Grounded, Balanced, Prepared, Inspired, Creation, Connection to World


Painting, Poem

“A New Normal”



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